Global 4D Printing Market


Industry Analysis, Forecasts and Opportunity Assessment (2017-2022)

  • Market Trends, Dynamics and Regulatory Framework
  • Regional and Cross-segment Sales Figures
  • Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

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4D printing is an amalgamation of 3D printing with smart material and a software program. A 3D printer is given with two inputs, i.e., a program that conveys directions to frame and the smart material. The 3D printer at that point installs a program to smart material in printing stage. This keen material, when presented with external stimuli, for example, water, warm, weight, vitality, etc., respond as per the program implanted in it. The 4D printing innovation enables clients to print objects that reshape themselves or self-amass after some time, by printing smart materials from a 3D printer. And also 4D printing would help to maintain a sustainable environment with less wastage of natural resources.


The top users of this technology are mostly from military & defense, textile, healthcare, aerospace & automotive industries.

Market Dynamics

Global 4D Printing Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 42.95% for the next decade. There remains enormous potential to the technology in future, starting from furniture and even structures that can self-collect and reassemble for various capacities to aviation.

Market Segmentation

The Global 4D Printing Market is broadly segmented in terms of 4D Printing Material Outlook, 4D printing end Use Outlook & Regional Outlook.

Now, the printing material outlook is sub-segmented into programmable carbon fiber, programmable wood (Custom Printed Wood Grain), and programmable textiles. Similarly, the 4D Printing End Use Outlook can be divided into military & defense, aerospace, automotive, textile, healthcare, and others. And, Regional Outlook as

    • North America-
      • North America 4D printing market, by material:
        • programmable carbon fiber, programmable wood – custom printed wood grain, programmable textiles.
      • North America 4D printing market, by end-use:
        • military & defense, aerospace, automotive, textile, healthcare, and others.

Likewise for South America, Asia, Europe, & Middle East.

Regional/Geographic Analysis

The products and vendors are segmented into different regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), and the Middle East


When all processes are streamlined, 4D Printing would require no extra cost or time to implant activation, rationale, and sense into printable parts which would eventually supplement the hardware like capacities and assembling/manufacturing processes for robotics and other electromechanical gadgets. 4D printing focuses towards a future of education and science where physical and substantially dynamic structures can be utilized to comprehend biological, chemical, physics-based and other dynamic phenomenas.

Key Players

Some of the key players in the market are Ericsson Inc. PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, IBM Google, Mopay Inc., Oxygen8, SAP, Amazon Inc. and Apple Inc.

Report ContentsRegional AnalysisReport Highlights
  • Market segments
  • Market Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities
  • Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2022
  • Supply & Demand Value Chain
  • Market – Current Trends
  • Competition & Major Companies
  • Technology and R&D Status
  • Porters Five Force Analysis
  • Strategic and Critical Success Factor Analysis of Key Players
  • North America
    • US and Canada
  • Latin America
    • Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Rest of Latin America
  • Western Europe
    • EU5 (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, U.K.)
    • Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden)
    • Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
    • Rest of Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Rest of Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia and New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE and Kuwait)
    • South Africa
    • North Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

This report is an elaborate aggregation of primary inputs from industry experts and participants across the supply chain. It provides details on market segmentation which is derived from several product mapping exercises, macroeconomic parameters and other qualitative and quantitative insights. The impact of all such factors is delivered across multiple market segments and geographies.

  • Detailed Historical Overview (Market Origins, Product Launch Timeline, etc.)
  • Consumer and Pricing Analysis
  • Market dynamics of the industry
  • Market Segmentation
  • Estimated Market Sizing in terms of volume and value
  • Recent trends in Market and impact
  • Research Status and Technology Overview
  • Extensive Industry Structure Coverage

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